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Tag: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Antidepressant Adviser to Government Quits After Conflict of Interest Row

From The BMJ. An adviser to the government on antidepressant use has quit in the wake of a row over conflicts of interest. David Baldwin resigned...

Royal College of Psychiatry Representative Resigns From Government Review After Complaints...

On Tuesday 25th September, The Times published a front-page article entitled: “Drugs adviser David Baldwin quits after being branded ‘worse than Hitler’ in online abuse row.”

We’ve Backed the Wrong Horse – It’s Time For Our Love...

Psychiatric drugs can’t address isolation, poverty, inequality, racism, intolerance, hatred, bigotry, sexism, etc., but they can mask those things. Perhaps that is why they are so successful. The blame is placed on us, the patient, for being broken because it obviates the need for powers that be to take any action to address those underlying causes of distress and suffering.

Conflicts of Interest Questioned in Review of Prescribed Drug Dependence

An interview with Professor Sami Timimi, Psychiatrist Peter Gordon and campaigner Stevie Lewis, who talk about the potential for conflicts of interest with the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists participation in a Government-led review of Prescribed Drug Dependence.

Anatomy of a Confidence Trick

From Auntie Psychiatry, view more here. This cartoon is my take on the ruckus surrounding the Cipriani et al study published by The Lancet in February....